The Resource Gertrude Weil: : jewish progressive in the New South, Leonard Rogoff, (ebook)

Gertrude Weil: : jewish progressive in the New South, Leonard Rogoff, (ebook)

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Gertrude Weil: : jewish progressive in the New South
Title
Gertrude Weil:
Title remainder
jewish progressive in the New South
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Rogoff
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Language
eng
Summary
"It is so obvious that to treat people equally is the right thing to do," wrote Gertrude Weil (1879-1971). In the first-ever biography of Weil, Leonard Rogoff tells the story of a modest southern Jewish woman who, while famously private, fought publicly and passionately for the progressive causes of her age. Born to a prominent family in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Weil never married and there remained ensconced--in many ways a proper southern lady--for nearly a century. From her hometown, she fought for women's suffrage, founded her state's League of Women Voters, pushed for labor reform and social welfare, and advocated for world peace. Weil made national headlines during an election in 1922 when, casting her vote, she spotted and ripped up a stack of illegally marked ballots. She campaigned against lynching, convened a biracial council in her home, and in her eighties desegregated a swimming pool by diving in headfirst. Rogoff also highlights Weil's place in the broader Jewish American experience. Whether attempting to promote the causes of southern Jewry, save her European family members from the Holocaust, or support the creation of a Jewish state, Weil fought for systemic change, all the while insisting that she had not done much beyond the ordinary duty of any citizen
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Midwest
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Rogoff, Leonard
Dewey number
  • 303.48/4092
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Weil, Gertrude
  • Women social reformers
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Suffragists
  • Jewish women
Target audience
adult
Label
Gertrude Weil: : jewish progressive in the New South, Leonard Rogoff, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469630809
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11843172
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remote
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11843172
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MWT11843172
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Gertrude Weil: : jewish progressive in the New South, Leonard Rogoff, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469630809
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11843172
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11843172
System control number
MWT11843172
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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